georgia peanut

Peanut Farm Show Scheduled for Jan. 19, 2023

Clint Thompson Georgia Peanut Commission

By Clint Thompson The Georgia Peanut Commission (GPC) reminds growers and industry leaders that the 46th annual Georgia Peanut Farm Show is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be held at the University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Georgia. The event is free and open to farmers and …

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American Lamb Board Sustainability Report

Dan American Lamb Board (ALB), Livestock, Sheep-Goats, This Land of Ours

The American Lamb Board is taking a closer look at sustainability. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. American Lamb Board (ALB) working with the American sheep industry has created a new task force of industry stakeholders and research and extension specialists to develop a sheep sustainability report. The report will represent the sheep industry’s commitment to sustainability and …

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Around the State with Commissioner Pate

Dan Alabama, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI), Around the State with Commissioner Pate

It’s time for our weekly “Around the State with Commissioner Rick Pate”. Commissioner, you were recently re-elected as the Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, so first of all congratulations. That’s our weekly Around the State with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) Commissioner, Rick Pate.

food

Disability Status Can Affect Food Security Among U.S. Households

Dan This Land of Ours, USDA-ERS

What households have a higher rate of food insecurity? That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. In 2021, households that included an adult with disabilities reported higher food insecurity rates than households with no adults with disabilities. USDA’s Economic Research Service reports that in 2021, for U.S. households that included an adult out of the labor force because of …

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Combine Sales Rise While Tractor Sales Drop in October

Dan Agri-Business, Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Economy, This Land of Ours

A look at trends in ag equipment sales. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Combine harvester sales showed double-digit gains during October in North America. The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says all tractor sales fell in the U.S. and Canada. The latest AEM report says total U.S. ag equipment unit sales stayed above the five-year average for the …

Dairy Margin Coverage

Enrollment Continues for 2023 Dairy Margin Coverage

Dan Dairy, Marketing, USDA-FSA

Dairy producers are being reminded enrollment for 2023 coverage through the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program continues. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net program helps producers manage changes in milk and feed prices. Last year, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) took steps to improve coverage, especially for small- and mid-sized dairies, including offering a new Supplemental DMC program and updating its feed …

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FY23 Signup Deadline for Alabama’s Easement and Financial Assistance Programs is Friday

Dan Agricultural Conservation Easement Program – Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE), Alabama, Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA-NRCS

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Alabama wants to remind eligible landowners and agricultural producers that signup for Fiscal Year 2023 Farm Bill easement and financial assistance programs ends Friday, November 18. The programs included in this signup are: ACEP-WRE: easements provide habitat for fish and wildlife, including threatened and endangered species, improve water quality by filtering sediments and chemicals, reduce …